Why Park City is the Logical Choice.
As frequent travelers, we are always looking for the perfect place. A place that has it all. We find close to perfection, but maybe it isn’t a place that we can call home. I am here to tell you that we have found a place that has it all. Even Spock would agree.
Park City can be … Fascinating
Live Long and Prosper.
Spock spoke of fascinating in the sense of trying to understand the human spirit. Parkites do not just understand the human spirit, we embrace it.
Friendliest City. Condé Nast Ravelers Readers ranked us as the friendliest city in the United States in 2015 and Second in 2016. The readers called it “a great place that brings city life to outdoor enthusiasts, film geeks, and families.” A “beautiful small town with a big presence,” it’s blessed with “hip culture, a party atmosphere, and tons of history.” Even at the height of winter ski season or the Sundance Film Festival in January, “the locals were extremely friendly and welcoming.”
Charitable Organizations. I am including a link to a giving guide from Park City Community Foundation. You can view or download to see all of the foundations within Park City. If a small community like ours needs a guide to show all the non-profit organizations, we should be able to claim one day as the most giving community. But that is not why we do it. We do it because we care. We see a need, and we fill it.
Culture Cure. Frank Borman once said, ”Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” Live music, art, theater, and literary events give us an opportunity to explore that human spirit. Egyptian Theatre, Sundance Film Festival, Music Festivals, and even some of the charitable foundations gives us a chance to embrace culture.
I was reading an article from the Huffington Post “This is Why People Who Live in San Francisco Are So Happy and Healthy.” As I was reading this article, I went,”Wait, this sounds like Park City.” This is how Parkites stay true to Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper.”
Outdoor activities are everywhere. We got the prosper thing down, how do we achieve the live long part? The Outdoor activities. Park City is known for the 9,000+ acres of skiable terrain (Deer Valley and Park City Resorts). There is more than snow in Park City.
- Mountain Biking / Hiking
- Water Activities
As the snow recedes from the mountains and valleys surrounding Park City, approximately 450+ miles of single-track trail emerges. The trails are open to hiking/trail-running, mountain biking, and equestrian trail users. Ranging in altitude from 6,500’ to nearly 10,000’, the trail system spans the whole environmental scale. In a single excursion, trail users can experience everything from high-desert covered in sagebrush, mountain mahogany and rabbit brush to the archetypal high-altitude alpine environment. So, grab a bike and hit the trails.
The Park City Utah golf scene, and nearby Heber Valley officially joined the national golf boom leading up to and following the 2002 Winter Olympics. The highly publicized winter games brought a mass of attention to the once quiet in the summer time resort ski towns, located only 25 miles east of Salt Lake City International Airport. With Park City’s truly unbeatable location, combined with the worldwide exposure garnered from the Olympic games, it’s no wonder the biggest names in golf course architecture were called upon to build new layouts in Park City.
Legends of the game, like Jack Nicklaus at Red Ledges, Pete Dye and Nicklaus at Promontory, Tom Fazio at Glenwild, Rees Jones at Victory Ranch, and Gene Bates at Soldier Hollow and the new Canyons Resort! Each world-class architect was offered great pieces of land to let loose their imaginations, and stamp their creative golf signature designs on and propel Park City into a mountain golf mecca.
I don’t think Park City has been mentioned much as a water recreation headquarter but I guess we can call it, “Utah’s Best Kept Secret.” We have three reservoirs, rivers and streams to fit your need for rafting, water skiing, fly fishing, tubing, boating, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, etc. We even have the only Floating Water Park in Utah on the Jordanelle.
Captain, you almost make me believe in luck
Easy Access. Park City’s close proximity to Salt Lake International Airport has always been an advantage over other western mountain resorts. Park City is an easy 35-minute Interstate drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Fly in and ski, golf or play the same day! Park City operates its own free intra-city transit system (with additional service to limited areas of Summit County northeast of town).
You can find it in Park City. Whatever you enjoy you can find it in Park City. The Life of the Party person will be able to throw parties at their place or use the plethora of venues available. The Outdoor Enthusiast will be able to enjoy the Year-Round recreation. The Introvert, the one who wants to get away from it all, will be able to enjoy the secluded areas in Park City from Hiking Trails to the right neighborhoods to be able to recharge.
Obviously the Logical Choice
In Park City, you are 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, have 9,000+ acres of skiable terrain, can enjoy 450+ miles of bike/hike trails, close to 13 golf courses, in a Dog-friendly community…If you want I can continue. As you can see, Park City is the logical choice.
Change is the Essential Process of All Existence
Park City is always changing to improve what we already have. We have a city council, friends, neighbors that want to make sure these changes happen so that Park City will always progress to benefit those to call this home away from home.